The Splendid Sudopedia In Poetic Form

Anything goes, but keep it seemly...

Postby mikejapan » Sun Mar 04, 2007 5:30 am

(9 terms - but I feel this is cheating a bit)

A 2 B re puzzle C

"Did U UU MC? APE?
DIC or WING XYZ?
ALS? FISH SKINNY?
ATE? Please tell me!"
"T&E was all." "O I C."

Z = US "speak"
U = You
UU = Use
O I C = Oh! I see

MC = An acronym used for Multi-Colors
APE = An acronym used for Aligned Pair Exclusion
SKINNY FISH = A variety of fish where not all defining candidates are present
XYZ WING = A variation of XY-Wing that has an extra candidate in the pivot cell
ALS = An acronym used for Almost Locked Set
DIC = An acronym used for Double Implication Chain
ATE = An acronym used for Aligned Triple Exclusion
T&E = A solving technique that eliminates candidates by proving that their placement leads to a contradiction
C = SEE = Two cells see each other if they belong to the same constraint (row, column or box)
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Postby mikejapan » Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:00 am

WHAT MEN WANT - cynical mix

With udders the size of a moose.
A body to bring tears to Zeus.
Not hard to seduce her.
No 3D MEDUSA.
She'll cook and clean up the house. (Scottish brogue)

Medusa = the only mortal of the three Gorgons. She was killed by Perseus, and her head was mounted upon the aegis of Zeus and Athena.
Could turn any man she looked at into stone. (we've all met women like that, haven't we?)

3D MEDUSA = A coloring technique for multiple digits
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Postby emm » Sun Mar 04, 2007 12:44 pm

The imagery leaves me speechless.

In a box in my house there’s a dish
Where I’m hatching unique mutant fish.
They’ll have digits and wings
And pincer-like things
And diagonal fins if I wish.

10 (and that's counting mutant fish as one):D
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Postby mikejapan » Sun Mar 04, 2007 3:35 pm

Loosely based on Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.

BUDDY SQUIRMBAG and the BUGs from K9.
A HOUSE BAND with a SET so devine.
A FULL HOUSE always sure,
From BACKDOOR to danceFLOOR.
The GROUP's fans round the BLOCK, SEE them LINE.

I reckon that's 14 (not counting ALwayS):D
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Postby mikejapan » Mon Mar 05, 2007 6:46 am

Last one for a while. I'm off to design a killer books thread.

MC MARK the FINn wasn't nice.
Stole GEMs - opALS, agATEs anD ICe
From HOUSE BOX in FLOOR,
Then escAPEd through BACKDOOR.
SEE him CHAINed in his CELL for his vice.

ice = diamonds.

15 terms:D
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Postby emm » Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:24 am

That's very clever, Mike. Considering that there are only 13 metric feet in a limerick, it's pretty good to have included 15 terms - I may have to let you have the last word.:D
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Postby mikejapan » Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:16 am

Defeatist!

Actually, I've just noticed the SC in "eSCaped" so that's 16 terms.
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Postby emm » Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:42 am

A killer APE in a fit of rage,
Locked her guardian in a cage.
Stacked up bricks to block the floor
Scrambled out a magic door.
Up the path, through the sector
Disjointing those who’d intersect her.

Alternating chains they laid
In rows to trap that hairy maid,
But double links weren’t strong enough
‘Cos she was big and she was tough.
Nets were braided, bifurcated,
Deadly patterns implicated.

Advancing units forced their way
In lines of pattern overlay,
But innie-outie went our buddy
She thought their grid was pretty cruddy.
She hatched a plot that set her free,
Backtracking with veracity.

From his cell the keeper swore
“Conjugant trichobezoar!”
He had no clue, he should have seen
An APE would think such talk was mean.
“You BUG!” she said. “Squirmbag! Eureka!”
And ATE him up ‘fore he could speak a-
Nother word and that’s my last.
The time for poetry is past.

LOL

50-odd Sudopedia terms and trichobezoar meaning hairball

Edited the keeper’s oath so that it rhymed and replaced ‘girl’ with 'APE'. This is a poem about a monkey, any suggestion of self-reference is a typo.
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Postby mikejapan » Thu Mar 08, 2007 12:24 pm

Wow!:D

Emm, your saga makes this humble limerick (containing a mere 20 terms) pale into insignificance.

The Craps-Shooting Scotsman

Mark McPom the dicer's set fine.
Lady luck's also towing the line.
Guess the number then throws.
House chips stacked up in rows.
See him scrape up more, he shook 9.

Mark
MC
POM
DIC
ER
SET
Fin
ALS
Wing
Line
Guess
Number
House
Stack
Row
See
SC
APE
K9
9
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Postby mikejapan » Thu Mar 08, 2007 3:53 pm

Emm

Loved the "Eureka/speak a"- rhyme!
Hated the "swore/samunamupure" rhyme (coz it doesn't rhyme)
Samnumupre is short for "Sum number Play" but in katakana it's written as サ ム ナ ム プ レ pronounced "Sam nam pray"

How many terms did you use? I would count them myself, but I've got better things to do for the next hour.

(Excellent response to my "Defeatist" taunting though)
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Postby emm » Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:22 pm

Thanks pointing out my mistake, Mike. “Franken samnampray” doesn’t have the same ring, so I’ve edited.
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Postby emm » Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:51 am

Here’s another idea - a collaborative poem. The competitive urge drained right out of me … soon as I’d won (Nyahaha!)

Here are the rules:

1. Submit one new line per post.
2. Each line must contain a term from Sudopedia.
3. The metre is 3 anapests / line e.g. There's a BUG in my MUG of pea SOUP.
4. Rhyme each alternate line ababcdcdefef...
5. Try to make sense.

Here's an example:

There's a bug in my mug of pea soup
And I guess that it's been there a while,
'Cos it's wings are beginning to droop
And it's face has a weak little smile.

OK?
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Postby emm » Fri Mar 16, 2007 2:02 am

All the geeks at the Killer Convention
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Postby mikejapan » Fri Mar 16, 2007 7:15 am

How come all 4 lines in your example each consisted of 9 syllables, but your starter (killer convention) had 10?
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Postby MCC » Fri Mar 16, 2007 10:01 am

emm must be a fan of 'University Challenge' they had their starter for ten.
A quiz show consisting two university teams answering questions, the starter round was for ten points.

All the geeks at the Killer Convention
A Number of them wore top hats and tails.


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